Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum (SLAM)
The Alaska State Museum, located in the new state-of-the-art Fr. Andrew P. Kashevaroff (APK) building in Juneau, presents a unique view of Alaska’s history and diverse cultures.
Exhibits feature an expansive collection of Alaska Native materials, fine art, and objects relating to topics such as mining, fishing, forestry, tourism, Russian-American period, and World War II. There is also Science on a Sphere theater and a discovery room, with a climb-aboard replica of an early sailing ship and fun activities for all ages.
The State Library, Archives and Museum, affectionately known as the SLAM, was Juneau's largest project in 43 years. SLAM combines the three functions of the state Department of Education — a library, archives and museum — into one building and more than 32,000 artifacts were relocated to the new museum as part of the move.
Eos Lightmedia provided exhibit lighting design services to the project architect, ECI/Hyer. The project’s lighting design, including architectural lighting by Ken Ratcliffe and Jessie Hannan of AMC Engineers and exhibit lighting by Douglas Welch of Eos Lightmedia, received an IES Merit Award at the International level.